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These collectible cards were put in cigarette packs as an incentive to buy the product and also served as a stiffener to protect the cigarettes from crushing. There were many subjects depicted on the cards, (animals, ships, military uniforms, politicians to name a few). Originally printed in the 1880's, production ceased in 1894 when the American Tobacco Company brokered a monopoly of the companies producing the cards and decided against their use. In 1909, production began again and the Hassan Tobacco Cards date from 1909-1915. The lighthouse set numbered 50 cards which were printed in 1912. Four New Jersey Lighthouses were included in the set: Absecon, Barnegat, Cape May and Navesink. The set of 50 today is worth about $250-$500.00 depending upon condition. All 50 different cards featured here.

The text that appears with the pictures comes from the back of the cards.

      Cards featured
List below is of all the lighthouse cards printed, in alphabetical order.
   Indicated names link to appropriate pages

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